Talking Points: Running game stuck in neutral

Talking Points: Running game stuck in neutral
November 15, 2011, 5:57 pm
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Here is what well be talking about this week at Redskins Park:The Redskins have put Leonard Hankerson and Kedric Golston on injured reserve. They replaced them with two very familair faces. Donte Stallworth and Darrion Scott, both of whom were cut a week ago, are returning to the team. While the roster spots are set,there is the matter of the wide receiver rotation. Hankerson was getting almost all of the offensive snaps over the past two games and Anthony Armstrong got very few. Will Armstrong be given a chance to show if he can beat press coverage?Rex Grossman, not John Beck, will conduct the usual Wednesday morning quarterback presser. The podium was Grossmans for the first five Wednesdays of the season and then Beck has had it since after the Eagles game. We will see if he can shed any light on his performance against the Dolphins. Of particular interest will be the key interception he threw to linebacker Karlos Dansby.Grossman did pretty well passing when he was throwing to the guys in the burgundy jerseys. But the Redskins rushing game remains stuck in neutral. Is it the line, the backs, the play calling? Well talk to the players to see what answers they might have and see what Mike and Kyle Shanahan have to say about the situation.Sundays game was largely forgettable except for outstanding performances by two young linebackers. Were used to rookie Ryan Kerrigan making big plays and he had two sacks and forced fumbles on both of them. We havent seen much of second-year linebacker Perry Riley, who saw his first extensive action in his first NFL start. He played like a veteran, showing great instincts while making four tackles for losses and getting a quarterback hit. In the locker room well try to catch up with Riley and see what Jim Haslett and the other defensive players have to say about his performance.--After a couple of nice Wednesdays it looks like we will be going back to cracking jokes about when the practice bubble that is under construction at Redskins Park will be done. The forecast for tomorrow calls for steady rain all day. At this point, it would be a major upset if a single 2011 practice was held in the bubble.